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The business climate in Arizona for companies just starting out is full of opportunity. Especially for tech firms. Which is why we support programs that help advance strategies, projects and programs to further state-wide economic development.

Angel Tax Credit

Eliminates Arizona capital gains tax liabilities associated with investments in small businesses.

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Arizona Innovation Challenge

Awards funding annually to the most promising technology ventures to help promote and fund innovation.

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AZ Fast Grants                                                      

Pays up to $5,000 for consulting services to advance Arizona-based technology companies.

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AZ State Trade and Export  Promotion Program

Provides export assistance grants for small businesses.

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SBIR & STTR Training Program                           

The Arizona Commerce Authority helps educate Arizona Small Businesses and connects them with resources to better compete for funding through this program.

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In addition, Arizona has dozens of resources that assist the entrepreneurial community with turning business ideas and concepts into go-to-market operations. And those numbers are growing. Here are a few of the organizations and events we support:

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It’s time to SizeUp your business

SizeUp Arizona provides small-to-medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs around the state with the market research and data analytics necessary to better understand competition and fine-tune their business model for success. The site provides the ability to research costs, revenue, customers, location and marketing strategy scenarios comparative to similar businesses around Arizona or the U.S.
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Community Initiatives

Community initiatives encorage economic development.

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Economic Development

More and more advanced business, technology and manufacturing industries are choosing to call Arizona home. 

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Why Arizona and APS?

Innovative solutions ensure a competitive business environment.

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